PM defends probe actions in court document

NEW DELHI Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:21pm IST

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh walks on stage for a photo opportunity as part of the 5th East Asia Summit in Hanoi October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Christophe Archambault/Pool

India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh walks on stage for a photo opportunity as part of the 5th East Asia Summit in Hanoi October 30, 2010.

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh followed correct procedures regarding a request to probe alleged corruption involving his now-sacked telecoms minister, according to a document obtained by Reuters on Saturday.

Attorney General GE Vahanvati filed an affidavit on behalf of the prime minister with the Supreme Court on Saturday, where he defended his actions over a growing corruption scandal involving former Telecoms Minister Andimuthu Raja.

The affidavit said Singh had done "all that was required in the interest of probity". (Reporting by Krittivas Mukherjee; Editing by Paul de Bendern)

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